Justin Timberlake revealed his ultimate movie role during a recent radio interview, and the role might surprise you.
While on air with Jim & Kim of Fresh 102.7, Timberlake discussed Ben Affleck being cast as the new Batman.
“Ben Affleck as Batman, I like it. I worked with Ben last summer and I’ve seen his process. I think he’s a brilliant filmmaker. I think he’s an extreme talent, so he could surprise a lot of people.”
The work Timberlake is referring to is the upcoming film starring Affleck & Timberlake, Runner Runner. When Jim & Kim asked JT if he had any interest in joining forces with Affleck as Batman’s sidekick Robin, Timberlake quickly shot that down.
“Not a chance in hell, I ain’t playing Robin. I have no aspiration to ever be a superhero in a movie.”
But he immediately went on to add that not wanting to be a superhero doesn’t mean he doesn’t want to be in a superhero film; he just would prefer to be on the opposite side of the crime fighting – as the villain.
“Now villain. I’ll tell you the villain I want to play more than anything because I grew up loving Batman, funny enough, is the Riddler. The Riddler is my favorite villain… The Riddler was like a sociopath. He was proper crazy. So if I’m gonna play crazy, I’m wanna play proper crazy… I’m ready. The Riddler. Gimme a call.”
As of right now, there are no indications that The Riddler will even be involved the upcoming Batman/Superman film directed by Zack Snyder. If the villain is, will they consider Timberlake? Who knows, but he does have a decent resume as an actor and has shown that he has the chops to make it in Hollywood cinema.
If nothing else, it’s interesting to think about.